Events

2023 MBS Fall Show and Auction
2024 National Button Society Convention

MBS 2023 Fall Auction Preview

Our Fall Show is coming up soon. Join us in person at the show for a fundraising auction on Saturday, September 30, 7:30 p.m., at the Chelsea Comfort Inn. Be prepared to bid on any or all of the button related items. To whet your button appetite, a preview of many of the auction pieces is available on this website. Click the button image or title to view the sampling of items.

We want to see your smiling faces and have you join in the fun evening!

For more information about the fall show, scroll down this page.

MBS Events

Shows

For a look into the world of buttons, antique, vintage, or modern, come join enthusiastic button collectors for many hours of entertainment. The shows feature button displays, educational opportunities, button sales, socialization, friendship and a whole lot of buttons! Browse captivating button competition events at our fall show.

All events are public events and admission is a minimal cost or even free depending on the venue reserved.

2023 Michigan Button Society Fall Show

“Laugh and Smile with Buttons”

Hosted by the Blue Water Buttoneers and Thumb Button Group

Saturday & Sunday, September 30 & October 1, 2023

Chelsea Comfort Inn
1645 Commerce Park Drive
Chelsea, Michigan 48118

Call 734-433-8000 for room rate of $119 plus taxes by August 29 2023. Mention MBS for this rate.

***The hotel will be starting a remodel in late September, or early October 2023, right around our show time. They are transitioning to a Hampton Inn but will still have the same ownership. Signage will most likely still be Comfort Inn at that time.

 

Show Schedule

Friday, September 29

  • 8:00-9:30 am Tray check in (Pre function)
  • 10:00 to Completion Judging (showroom)
  • Noon Judges Luncheon 
  • 6:00 pm Dinner (Pre-function area)
  • Room to room shopping after dinner
  • 7:30- 9:00 pm Dealer set up/optional

Saturday, September 30

  • 8:00-9:30 am Dealer Set up
  • 9:30-5:00 Showroom hours
  • 6:00 pm Dinner (Pre-function area)
  • 7:00 pm General Membership (pre-function)
  • 7:30ish pm Auction begins

Sunday, October 1

  • 8:30 am Dealers set up 
  • 9:00 am Showroom opens
  • 1:30 pm Raffle drawing
  • 1:45 pm Tray pick up
  • 2:00 pm Showroom Closes

Fall Show Meals

Friday evening dinner: 6:00 pm in the pre-function area

Southwestern Buffet

$27

 

Saturday evening dinner: 6:00 pm in the pre-function area

$40

Choice of:

  • Pork Loin with cherry peach chutney
  • Artichoke Mushroom Chicken
  • Eggplant Parmesan

 

Saturday dinner includes: Favor button, salad/rice/green beans/red velvet cake/beverage

 

Online Meal Order Form

You can also download the PDF order form here.

Name(Required)

 

 

Price: $27.00

 

Price: $40.00

 

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NBS Fall Fest 2023

2024 National Button Society Convention

Presented by the NBS Board of Directors

Saturday, August 4 — Saturday, August 10, 2024

Be sure to occasionally check the EVENTS page at nationalbuttonsociety.org for more information.

To reserve your hotel room for the national convention, click here or call 1-800-774-1500. Mention the National Button Society block for their group rate.

A Spring Show

Button shopper stopping to look at engraved pearl buttons made by Diane S.

Competition Display

Competition trays of buttons exhibited at a fall show.

Show Overview

Room view of a button show.